Workers argued that since then, government has remained mum about the gazette that was approved by the former Minister of Labour and Employment Keketso Rantšo who was sacked earlier this year.
Ms Rantšo was axed following a series of protests from the very same factory workers who demanded that she be relieved from her duties.
On Wednesday, scores of workers decided to down tools and picket outside of their respective work places, demanding their long awaited salary hikes.
However, police disrupted the protest, injuring three people – it later emerged that one of the injured people was a street vendor who was selling their in the street.
According to the Democratic Union of Lesotho (IDUL) who are organisers of the mass action, the shooting was uncalled for.
The secretary general of the association May Rathakane revealed in an interview with Metro that the workers want the government to release the 2020 gazette that would see them getting a seven percent salary adjustment.
“Workers want salary increase that was recommended by the employers in 2020. The employers agreed to a seven percent increase while the workers demanded a 20 percent hike,” Mr Rathakane said.